Roskilde's Heavyweight 2018 Lineup is HereArticle by: Laura Mason|@masonlazarus
Wed February 28, 2018 | 14:25 PM
At the top of a short list of essential European music festivals, Denmark’s four-day Roskilde Festival is such an epic undertaking that it begins with a four-day warm-up of Nordic acts, huge parties and engaging talks just to get you ready. Something akin to summer camp for adults, Roskilde hosts some of the biggest names and most exciting upcoming stars in music, all for a good cause (the event is run by the Roskilde Festival Charity Society, who has raised more than €25 million to date).
Once the main event begins, though, the worship of the world's most popular and up-and-coming musical talent is all that matters. Invading the tiny country this year for Roskilde 2018 is a diverse and international set of performers that will surely attract attendees from all over Europe and beyond. Check them out below:
From dance music, to metal, to hip-hop, there's plenty to discover, especially if you're in it for the long haul. In addition to the music, the festival has added Klubra, a new club for progressive art and music in collaboration with Tuborg RÅ, featuring artists such as Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler, Ligia Lewis, Princess Nokia, and Madame Gandhi. Roskilde is also renowned for its street art at Art Zone, where in Danish and international artists exhibit their exclusive, creative and innovative works for all to see. At Street City, attendees can stay active during football, basketball or volleyball tournaments (you can win tickets for RF19!), morning yoga during the first four days, Sumo skateboarding and BMX. They can even ogle skate shows and competitions amongst international and national pros. Rising City takes place during the first few days of the festival, and offers a wide range of diverse innovative and inclusive events, talks and works of art on topics like gender equality, everyday racism, religious marginalization and sexual identity.
Roskilde goes own June 30-July 7, 2018. Grab you tickets here, which include free access to camping.